Hohenstein Lodge

Hohenstein Lodge: Information from the owner

All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own report, which contains our own observations and views.

Type Lodge
No. of rooms 14
Last updated 5-Jul-2019

Main description of Hohenstein Lodge

Hohenstein Lodge: Facilities

Property facilities 24-hour Security, Bar, Disability Services, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Malaria Free, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Restaurant, Secure Parking
Room facilities Detached Private Bathroom, Disabled Rooms, Fan, Hair Dryer, Laundry Service (Available), Lounge Area, Mosquito Nets, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah, Wheelchair Friendly
Available services Credit Card, Room Service
Activities on site (some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Cycling, Game Viewing, Walks (Guided), Walks (Self Guided)
Activities nearby (some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Cultural Tours, Hiking, Rhino Tracking, Rock Climbing, Walks (Guided), Walks (Self Guided)

Room types at Hohenstein Lodge

Standard Double / Twin Room

Standard Double / Twin Room

Spacious double room with a double/twin bed (please specify preference), bathroom en-suite. mosquito nets, fan, safe. shady terrace with private atmosphere and unique scenic view belonging to each room.

Activities at Hohenstein Lodge

ABSOLUTE ERONGO

ABSOLUTE ERONGO

Absolute Erongo

A two-day adventure – from a comfortable lodge to a romantic night in the African Wilderness, offered exclusively to guests of the Hohenstein Lodge. The mythical Etemba has opened its gates for the ‚Absolute Erongo‘ package, after hiding its treasures for more than 10 years.
DAY 1: HOHENSTEIN LODGE
You are welcomed with a refreshing drink, served on the panorama terrace of the lodge, situated at the foot of the highest mountain in the Erongo Mountain Range. You will get to know your experienced hiking guide, who will attend you for the next two days. He will provide you with detailed information and will determine the difficulty of the excursion with you, which lasts 3-5 hours. Arrival at the Lodge not later than 2pm. Otherwise it could be too late for the afternoon activities.
The afternoon excursion takes you to the “Boulder Forest”, characterised by spectacular rock formations and luscious vegetation. On the steep mountain slopes, semi-precious stones like Tourmalines, Aquamarines and Mountain Crystal are found. You are given a glimpse into the work and life of the small miners, working on the slopes and hoping for the one big find.
On the decent you are treated to spectacular views, with the sun setting behind the majestic Spitzkoppe mountain. A twenty minute drive takes you back to the lodge, where a 3-course dinner awaits you.
DAY 2: ETEMBA WILDERNESS CAMP
After a scrumptious breakfast, the journey takes you to Etemba (in your own vehicle). Equipped with detailed instructions begins the route (45 km). It takes you past the Erongo Mountain along one of the most scenic routes in the country. From the gate of the Farm Anibib (situated along the D2315 approx. 45 km west of Omaruru) you drive through the area of the ‚Erongo Mountain Rhino Sanctuary Trust‘ to Etemba. In extraordinary situations, especially weather conditions, the car can be parked safely and your guide will pick you up here.
Etemba has hosted guests from Europe from as early as 1960. A spectacular landscape has evolved between the peaks of the Erongo Mountain Range and the riverbed of the Omaruru. Situated at a historical gathering place of the bushmen, is the newly built Etemba Wilderness Camp, you reach it after approximately 45 minutes (18km). After a short rest with coffee and cake, you will be taking a walk to the famous bushmen paintings, which have been declared a National Monument more than 50 years ago. Tonight you will enjoy a traditional braai in the spectacular setting of the camp, amidst gigantic rock boulders.
DAY 3: ETEMBA WILDERNESS CAMP
Departure after breakfast.
RATES:
See rates sheet of Hohenstein Lodge
INCLUDED SERVICES: Two guided walks, overnight stay included. DBB, bed and breakfast at Hohenstein, if required transfers between the parking area at Anibib and Etemba Wilderness Camp, Lunch pack, water during the hike, guided walk, Braii, bed and breakfast at Etemba Wilderness Camp.
The drive between Hohenstein Lodge and Etemba is done in own arrangement. Children accompanied by a responsible person.

Hiking Trails, Nature Drive and Bird watching

Hiking Trails, Nature Drive and Bird watching

• Sundowner / Nature drives

• Hiking and climbing the giant granite rocks in „Boulder Forest“

• Guided half-day hikes to the mineral miners at the Hohenstein digging for tourmalines, aquamarines and other minerals on the steep slopes

• Hikes or walks on well-maintained trails on the farm grounds, through dry river beds and past ancient camelthorn trees

• Bird watching

Visit the Mineral Miners at Boulders Forest

Visit the Mineral Miners at Boulders Forest

Guided half-day hike to the mineral miners on the steep slopes of the Hohenstein mountain, digging for tourmalines, aquamarines and other minerals

Restaurants at Hohenstein Lodge

Restaurant and Reception area at Hohenstein Lodge

The main building houses the reception, a cozy lounge and the restaurant. Meals are served most of the year on the large terrace. A rich breakfast buffet awaits the guests in the morning. For dinner, the African evening is enchanting. The dishes are orientated to European taste and have an African influence. The evening ends at the fire place, where you can enjoy the illuminated waterhole. The main house, swimming pool and bungalows are connected by comfortable cobblestone paths.

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